Elapsed time since Pope Francis promised to issue report on Theodore McCarrick
In the wake of Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington harshly criticizing the John Paul II National Shrine for allowing President Donald Trump to make a long-planned visit there, Catholics are wondering when the long-expected report about his disgraced predecessor will be released.
“Regular requests made to the #Vatican asking when the #McCarrickReport will be released have gone unanswered,” Rome-based journalist Edward Pentin tweeted this morning.
“June 20th will be the 2nd anniversary of his removal from public ministry. The investigation was announced in Oct. 2018. Today is the Feast of Sts Charles Lwanga & Companions.”
St. Charles Lwanga and his male companions were Ugandan martyrs put to death on June 3, 1886 after refusing to give up their Christian faith or to submit to the sexual demands of their homosexual king.
The former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington from 2000 until his retirement in 2006, was revealed in 2018 to have been a serial sexual predator. McCarrick, now returned to the lay state, had used his status, first as a priest and then as a bishop, to demand carnal gratification from young men and boys, the youngest being only 11.
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